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Co-op and Internship Positions with The Drexel Collection

Co-op, internship, work study and volunteer positions with The Drexel Collection offer students unique access to the University’s art, and provide the opportunity to learn firsthand about the care and management involved with maintaining a collection. Students gain awareness of the many careers in the museum field through experiences not available in the traditional academic setting. There are a variety of areas available for co-ops and internships:

  • Collection Management
  • Curatorial Research
  • Educational Programs
  • Tour Guides/Gallery Management
  • Exhibition Design
  • Photography
Students interested in working with the Collection, please contact The Drexel Collection at 215-895-2414 or lynn.c.clouser@drexel.edu.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What are the eligibility requirements for a position with The Drexel Collection?

Requirements are different for each position in The Drexel Collection, please check the individual job descriptions for more specific information. In general a curiosity and interest in fine and decorative arts or museums is preferred as well as some course study in art history or arts administration.

Q: How can I apply?

A cover letter and resume can be sent to Lynn Clouser at lcc48@drexel.edu. Include job title/type of position in the subject line. Additional application materials may be needed depending on the position. For work study positions please check the Federal Work Study page and for Co-op positions please visit the Steinbright Career Development Center for any additional application materials.

When is the application due?

Summer co-op applications are due by March 31st. All other position applications are accepted throughout the academic year.

What is the time commitment for participating in the ELATE program?

ELATE is an intensive, year-long program requiring 8-10 hours a week committed to readings, interviews, project development, and online and telephone discussions with other Fellows and faculty. While most Fellows successfully complete the program while continuing their other responsibilities, we strongly recommend that candidates be given some release time and that projects be designed to complement their institutional leadership work. During the ELATE program year, Fellows attend 15 days of on-site meetings, divided into three sessions of approximately one week each (August, December and March), all in the Philadelphia area.

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How and when will I know whether I’ve been selected for an interview?

Applicants should receive a response within three weeks of submitting an application.

Will I be notified if I am not selected for an interview or an internship position?

Yes. The Drexel Collection will contact you in the event that you are not selected for an interview.

How will I receive correspondence from the Collection?

The preferred method of correspondence is email.

When will I know if I have been selected for an internship?

The Drexel Collection will send an acceptance letter within one to two weeks of your interview.

Are Drexel Collection positions compensated?

The Drexel Collection summer co-op is a paid, full-time position. Work study positions are paid through the Federal Work Study program. Please visit the Work Study website for information on pay rates. Internships and volunteer positions are unpaid. Students earn credits for the Museum Leadership Practicum Course.